It was a beautiful morning at Dallas Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge. I left the house at 3:30am to be able to arrive before the sunrise. After much coffee, and 2-1/2hrs of driving, I arrived to find at least a dozen others already there! I quickly got out and set up for my first shot of the morning. The flowers are every where as you can see. Most of the shots I took were comprised of multiple captures to be later stacked for depth of field using Helicon Focus stacking software. The play of light on the Balsam Root and Lupine is striking, and even the photo does not do justice to God's creation. They will only be around for another week or so and then they will be gone till next year, and that is the beauty of wildflowers. I also took a new panograph of Mt Hood which you can see in the Mt Hood gallery. This is an off the road shot that I wish was what my back your looked like. It is a 8 shot image stitched together with AutoPano Giga software.